FAQ’s

What are the hours?
Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Shipping services end at 4:30 pm.

How can I send a package or mail to a Bates student?

Student Name
[Box Number] Bates College
65 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240

Can I arrange for my mail to be forwarded if I am away from campus for a certain period of time?

Post & Print does have a forwarding system in place. To ensure that mail is forwarded to you while you are away from campus be sure to provide a valid forwarding address by emailing the postandprint@bates.edu.

Can mail be forwarded to an international address?

No. Mail can only be forwarded to addresses within the US. If you are an international student and are away from campus for a certain length of time, please email postandprint@bates.edu to make other arrangements.

What kind of mail can be forwarded?

First class USPS mail, presorted first class mail and periodicals are forward-able.  FedEx, UPS and DHL packages can be forwarded for a fee. Please contact Post & Print for details.  All packages from non-USPS carriers are refused if a student is not on campus..

Can I receive a package on the weekend?

Post & Print is closed on weekends. Packages scheduled to arrive outside of our business hours will be processed the following business day.

How long does it take for packages to get processed?

Packages that arrive in the morning are usually all processed the same day by the afternoon. During our peak times, please allow 24 hours from the time we receive your package for the notification to show up in your email.

Can I mail a package/letter out from Post & Print?

Letters and packages, envelopes and stamps can be purchased and mailed at Post & Print. If your package has a prepaid label and is all set to be mailed out you can bring it to Post & Print.

How much does it cost to send a package?

The cost of sending a package depends on a number of factors, principally the carrier used, the weight of the package, the expedite required and its destination. The cost of sending something by UPS or FedEx very specifically depends on the package itself and can be calculated at Post & Print.

Does Post & Print sell boxes?

Yes, we sell boxes and other pack/ship material. Many carriers offer free boxes such as flat rate priority boxes from the Postal Services and envelopes (padded and regular) from FedEx. The front counter staff is more than willing to assist you with your packaging needs.